Cross-layer design gains in MANETs
In this paper we propose and implement cross-layer network design models with three different MAC protocols: CSMA-CA, CSMA-CA with RTS/CTS, and ALOHA. These network models are used to study the behavior of Cross-Layer Designs (CLDs) in case of dynamic network topologies with different transmission ranges and network sizes. A similar network model but with a conventional Oblivious Layered Design (OLD) is also implemented to compare the performance of the cross-layer models and to show the impact and potential benefit of cross-layering. Our results show that the CLD gain is comparable to the gain that results from selecting a better MAC protocol. The results also show that CLD, unlike OLD, fully utilizes the link capacities and its gain is proportional to the average number of the session hops.
|Keywords||cross-layer design, CSMA-CA, mobile ad-hoc I networks, Multihop wireless network, network utility maximization|
|Conference||2014 13th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, MED-HOC-NET 2014|
Alhosainy, A, Kunz, T, Li, L. (Li), & Vigneron, P.J. (Philip J.). (2014). Cross-layer design gains in MANETs. Presented at the 2014 13th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, MED-HOC-NET 2014. doi:10.1109/MedHocNet.2014.6849099